“Halfway between Girona and the Costa Brava, the countryside at the foot of the Gavarres natural espace, there are beautiful little villages out of time. Feel the rhythm and essence of the like of the authentic Empordanet, get to know the people who live there, because what makes it attractive is the landscape, the climate, the stones but especially its people”
Situated between Girona and the Costa Brava, the Empordà region invites you to visit its delightful villages, its welcoming people and to experience with them unique creative moments.
The Empordanet consists of the municipalities of La Bisbal d’Empordà, Forallac, Cruïlles, Monells i Sant Sadurni de l’Heura, Corçà and Ullastret. Its cultural dynamism is reflected in activities organized throughout the year by museums, institutions and factories, as well as events and festivals that have become international attractions.
Crafts and ceramics are among its main activities (with a tradition for more than three centuries). There is the greatest concentration of craftspeople on the Costa Brava as well as a fair number of artists inspired by the north wind, known as the tramuntana. The creative tourists can make the most of the opportunity that some of these craftspeople and artists offer by opening the doors of their workshops to share their passion with them.
The creative tourist can make his own ceramic object, decorated tiles, a piece of silver jewellery inspired in nature and chocolate lollipops with local products, follow an Empordà-style decoration course, create textile pieces to enjoy traditional Catalan festivals in a sewing workshop, learn about bonsai art or having fun walking through weekly markets and local festivals.
This region also offers a wide range of experiences related to nature and gastronomy, from which you can discover its small villages with a markedly mediaeval charm which their inhabitants fill with flowers. Its cultural dynamism is reflected in activities organized throughout the year by museums, institutions and factories, as well as events and festivals that have become international attractions.
The territory is strongly linked to the tourism sector given its geographical location, in a transition zone between Girona (at 45km) and maritime tourist destinations on the Costa Brava (at 20km), and just 140km from the city of Barcelona.
Travelers can choose from more than 50 restaurants to discover the local cuisine and more than 100 tourist accommodations of different types and categories, including: 15 hotels –including two 4-star hotels-, 27 rural houses and 70 apartments for tourist use.
For more informations : www.visitempordanet.com